My Way Home

  • Nina Mehrabian
    Armenian by Birth
    "I think that the diaspora does not love its motherland, but rather is in love with it. When we are in love, we do not notice the drawbacks, while to love the country means that you consider both the advantages and disadvantages of your country."
  • Alan Kutchukian
    Armenian by Birth
    "... like any other developing country, we have issues. Since the country is small, I hope we can overcome the issues at a rapid pace."
  • Mari Anazonian
    Armenian by Birth
    “Just thinking of the fact that even after 100 years of the Armenian Genocide, we still talk Armenian, makes me emotional!”
  • Vrezh Darkosyan
    Armenian by Birth
    ''Armenia has always attracted me, and during my years in school here I developed a deep love for the city.”
  • Tadevos and Sasnuhy Paskevichyan
    Armenian by Birth
    "My father was never able to write a single song during the 25 years he was in the U.S.A, because there was no passion whatsoever."
  • Artur Khachaturyan
    Armenian by Birth
    "Future is in our hands, we can't live with the past. We live here and now, we need to change to the better, to help the country that needs us."
  • Mara Abramyan
    Armenian by Birth
    “I want to show that Armenians are not a ‘poor, hungry nation’, this is not a musty country, and here is it possible to have fun and work. Enjoy the life and be happy.”
  • Taline Jivanian
    Armenian by Birth
    "I learned from my own experience that if you approach the adaptation process by being open and willing to learn it is one of the most intriguing experiences you can have."
  • Anna Gargarian
    Armenian by Birth
    “Living here puts your Armenian identity in perspective. I think everybody should have the experience of living here, it’s a special experience”.
  • Dro Bazikyan
    Armenian by Birth
    "In my earlier years, I faced discrimination. Not that it bothered me a lot, but it got me thinking about it, because I was where I'm supposed to be: in my homeland.”
  • Lousineh Navasartian
    Armenian by Birth
    "Living in Iran, you always have questions about your identity: why would you live in a country where you are considered a minority and deprived of most of rights?"
  • Milena Bazinyan
    Armenian by Birth
    "In the end, Armenia is my home. This is where I feel I am myself. I hope the warmth in my country is always there, and will always keep radiating that warmth for everyone."
  • Raffi and Simon Zakarian
    Armenian by Birth
    “You don’t need a lot of money here to live on. If you are a little stable, you can come, bring a bit with you, buy a house and live your life. It is preferable to living elsewhere. At least here you know that it is your country.”
  • Garni Baroni
    Armenian by Birth
    "I’m willing to contribute to my country, and I think that the biggest contribution to Armenia is bringing something new.”
  • The Difficulties of Moving
    Armenian by Birth
    When everything is fine with your family, work, friends, future prospects, and everything else with which you can live a happy life, an obscure idea such as “I want to move” confronts the complexities of a calm and reasonably stable situation.